Northern 2 VCT PLC.

24 JULY 2012



Northern 2 VCT PLC presents its interim management statement for the three months ended 30 June 2012.  This constitutes the company's first interim management statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2013, as required by the UK Listing Authority's Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules, Rule 4.3.

The company's objective is to provide high long-term tax-free returns to investors through a combination of dividend yield and capital growth, by investing in a portfolio of investments mainly comprising unquoted venture capital holdings.  The company is a venture capital trust approved by HM Revenue & Customs and is required to comply on a continuing basis with the provisions of Section 274 of the Income Tax Act 2007.

The unaudited net asset value per ordinary share as at 30 June 2012 was 81.0p (31 March 2012 (audited) 80.3p).  The net asset value is stated before deducting the final dividend of 3.5p per share in respect of the year ended 31 March 2012, which was paid to eligible shareholders on 20 July 2012.

The number of ordinary shares in issue at 30 June 2012 was 69,950,091.  During the three months ended 30 June 2012 1,419,523 new ordinary shares were issued at a price of 82p per share pursuant to a public offer for subscription and 108,303 shares were re-purchased by the company for cancellation at a cost of 68.25p per share.

For the purposes of calculating the net asset value per share, quoted investments are carried at bid price as at 30 June 2012 and unquoted investments are carried at fair value as at 30 June 2012 as determined by the directors.

During the three months ended 30 June 2012 the following significant investment transactions took place:

New investments:

Name of company                     

Business activity                                  
Project Counter Limited (formerly Evolve Investments Limited)* Manufacturer of intelligent cash handling equipment 100
Wear Inns Limited* Operator of managed public houses 753

*Additional investment in existing portfolio company


value at
SalesOriginal31 March
Name of company                                      proceedscost2012
            £000            £000            £000
Closerstill Holdings Limited - sale to Phoenix Equity Partners


IG Doors Limited - loan stock redemption 444 386 444
DxS Limited - deferred sales proceeds 124 - -

The directors are not aware of any other events or transactions which have taken place between 31 March 2012 and the date of publication of this statement and which have had a material effect on the financial position of the company.

This statement has been prepared solely to provide additional information in order to meet the requirements of the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules and should not be relied on by shareholders, or any other party, for any other purpose.

Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited - 0191 244 6000


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